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2015 Acura ILX

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

179.1” x 55.6”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Decent ride quality
  • Contemporary styling
  • Clean interior layout
  • Roomy backseat
  • Folding backseat (except hybrid)

The bad:

  • Steering feel
  • Body roll in 2.4-liter version
  • Some cabin materials
  • Hybrid's braking feel
  • No folding backseat in hybrid

4 trims

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Our 2015 Acura ILX trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Compact luxury sedan
  • Hybrid available
  • Manual or automatic (depends on engine)
  • Relatively high mileage

2015 Acura ILX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat ILX sedan is the brand’s entry-level model. Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX offers three drivetrains, including a hybrid system. The ILX competes with the likes of the Audi A3, Buick Verano and Lexus CT 200h.

New for 2015

There are no significant changes.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Similar in size to the Honda Civic but with more intricate styling
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Acura’s trademark silver-shield grille
  • Power moonroof
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Available fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with USB, iPod and Pandora connectivity
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Available navigation system
  • Available ELS premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Available 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder pairs with a six-speed manual transmission
  • Available hybrid model combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and a continuously variable automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Reliable, yet fun to drive

I was looking for a small, reliable, sporty sedan with a manual transmission. Civic SI was the obvious choice, but it's way too over-styled with a huge spoiler. The Acura ILX 2.4 Premium was just the soltuion. Same reliable 2.4L engine as the Civic SI, but more normal styling in a luxury package. It's a blast to drive. I'm often just looking for excuses to drive it.


Very reliable

This car met all of my needs. Everything is still in great shape. The car made it all the way back to New York so that should say something. The performance is magnificent. All aspects of this car is just great. If you value your cars and money come to car nova they will take good care of you.


Very nice car for a very fair price

This car is a very nice car to have. It did everthing i needed it for and more. Very nice looking car and very reliable and for a good price. If you need a car thats not to expensive but nice looking car, i would recommend the acura ilx

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Based on the 2015 Acura ILX base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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